The contribution of eHealth and mHealth to improving the performance of the health workforce: a review
- Authors: Gilles Dussault, Luís Velez Lapão
- Publication Year: 2017
- Journal: Public Health Panorama
- Link: http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/348341/Policy_Practice_2_ENG.pdf?ua=1
eHealth and mHealth are technologies that allow services to be extended closer to patients, in pursuit of the objectives of Health 2020: a European policy framework and strategy for the 21st century and of the Global Strategy on Human Resources for Health: workforce 2030. As Europe faces increased demand for health services due to ageing populations, rising patient mobility, and a diminishing supply of health workers caused by retirement rates that surpass recruitment rates, this paper illustrates how eHealth and mHealth can improve the delivery of services by the health workforce in response to increasing demands.